Belt Type: UsFlex 1000/2 8+3 RS

Industry: Wood, paper & pulp
Location: Scandinavia
Brief details of conveyor/application: Large mobile wood-chipper with a centre-to-centre length of approximately 10 meters. There is no troughed idler set so the belt runs virtually flat. The wood chips are used for energy.
Type of material carried: Wood for recycling including tree branches and roots and wooden pallets containing nails.
Type and specification of Dunlop belt supplied: UsFlex 1000/2 8 + 3 RS 1200mm
Current operating life of Dunlop belt: 3 years +
Type and specification of belt previously used: EP 630/4 6+2 1200 mm, DLP 630 6+3 1200 mm
Manufacturer: Various including Fenner Dunlop
Average life of competitors belt – months Approximately 1 year for EP and 18 months for DLP
Background story – general explanation of circumstances: The customer had tried several belts over the years including EP 630/4 6+2 and DLP 630 6+3. Belts were being prematurely destroyed due to tears and ripping. Following our advice, they changed to UsFlex. The customer is extremely satisfied with the UsFlex belt because of its greater tear and rip resistance compared to all other belts they had previously installed. As with the DLP belt, it works very well using mechanical fasteners.